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Sebastian Aparicio, Ph.D.


Serra Hunter Fellow, Department of Business

Research Fellow, CREIS & CIEU

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

ABOUT


Currently I am a Serra Hunter Fellow in the Department of Business at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). In addition, I am affiliated as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS-UAB) and Centre for University Entrepreneurship (Centre d’Iniciatives Emprenedores Universitàries CIEU-UAB–); and as a Junior Research Fellow in the Institute for Development Strategies at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IDS-SPEA, Indiana University). I participate in different research and consulting projects at UAB (e.g. GUESSS-UAB - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey), and Fundación ECSIM Centro de Estudios en Economía Sistémica. I also sit on the Board of Directors in the Entrepreneurship Divison at the Spanish Academy of Management (ACEDE), as well as on the Editorial Board of the journals Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeEntrepreneurship Research Journal, and Cogent Business & Management, among others. I am also one of the Research Seminars co-coordinators at the Department of Business (UAB).

I am mainly interested in the effects of entrepreneurial activity and innovation on economic growth and development under the institutional lenses. Some of my research has been published in various international journals such as Journal of World Business, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, and The Journal of Technology Transfer, among others.

I received a degree in Economics from Universidad de Antioquia, a M.Sc. in Economics from Universidad EAFIT, a M.Phil. in Applied Research in Economics & Business MAREB- and a Ph.D. in Economics & Business (route Entrepreneurship & Management -IDEM-) from UAB. During my Ph.D. studies, I was Visiting Scholar in the IDS-SPEA at Indiana University.

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(15/4/2019) INSTITUTIONS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE (with David Urbano and David B. Audretsch)


Using institutional economics as a theoretical framework, this book analyzes institutional environment conduvice to entrepreneurial activity in order to enhance economic performance across countries.

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(27/05/2021) CALL FOR PAPERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR & RESEARCH:

LINKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIETY: SOLVING CURRENT AND FUTURE SOCIAL CHALLENGES (with David Audretsch, Mat Hughes, and David Urbano)

 

This special issue aims to shed light on the importance of entrepreneurship for society and help societies overcome barriers to progress and crises behind social challenges. We aim to collect and showcase exemplary empirical research, theoretical developments, and meta-analyses that use novel empirical strategies, theoretical concepts, and new data sources that advance our knowledge of those factors that (in)directly explain the emergence of entrepreneurship and its diversity for (but not limited to) social progress, sustainability, well-being, poverty alleviation, women empowerment, and the mitigation of social adversity in general.


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(06/12/2021) CAN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS BOOST SOCIAL MOBILITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (with David Audretsch, Maria Noguera and David Urbano)


We investigate the institutional influence on the probability of becoming a female entrepreneur and the effect of this decision on social mobility in developing countries.


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(15/04/2022) FROM IMMIGRANTS TO LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS: UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN A HIGHLY INFORMAL ECONOMY (with Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mora, Diego Martinez-Moya, and David Urbano)


Motivated by a lack of evidence regarding the effect of migration on entrepreneurship in a highly informal country, such as Colombia, this paper has a twofold purpose. First, it explores how Venezuelan immigration affects entrepreneurial activity in Colombian regions. Second, it intends to shed light on this relationship, by distinguishing between formal and informal sectors.


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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Business

Edifici B, Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain.